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One of my earliest memories is playing alone on the veranda throwing a ball at this wonderful very old kind man who was always happy and smiled a lot. He would catch it in mid air no matter how I threw it and he would throw it back at me. He never spoke but somehow I always knew if someone wanted me or to stop playing because someone was approaching. I can still remember her face when she would see me playing— shudder, pale a little and then go back into the house. In my twenties by mistake!! Lisa a manager at work introduced me to a medium Peter Temperton and finally the penny dropped. I sat in his circle and under his gentle guidance learnt that my inner voice was a guide and there was structured development of my mediumship skills.
I was suffering with panic attacks and it was at this time another friend Linda introduced me to Krista Pearce who in documented my early spiritual development in her book Inside Out available on Kindle. Spirit started sending me more and more people for readings and they were returning for updates.
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But I felt I was not doing the best work I could and I had to do more learning. Karen become one of my best friends and was a wonderful mentor. She broke my heart when she returned to spirit. I must have been the only medium in the world who was scared of seeing spirit. Margie Brookes came into my life and absolutely took the fear away. She also taught me Healing and helped me to create a strong link with spirit which took all fears away.
There then followed the saddest time of my life when, a few months after Karen, she too returned to spirit. Almost as soon as they passed they joined forces in spirit and organised a committee for my development. I was made aware of this in my own meditations but full of grief I refused to listen.
There then followed a flurry of messages from mediums who just felt compelled to give me a message all of which confirmed this. Sue Allen who founded the fantastic School of Intuition and Healing is so very knowledgeable and wise she makes me think of Dumbledore from Harry Potter. Donna Stewart who has to be the most gifted teacher of Mediumship that there can be. Magical Doug Buckingham who is one of the most wonderful human beings I know — he taught me Reiki, Hypnotherapy and so much more. His most important lessons has been to trust and to allow the universe to flow as it must.
The human brain alone is a billion dollar computer which lies perfectly maintained, but almost silent. If all the wealth of the world and every single scientist were wholly employed in the construction of a mechanical replica of the human brain, there would be little hope of its completion in the foreseeable future. Yet we contain such a computer within our crania.
And our potential in higher structures of matter, in our subtle bodies, is even more complex. They show everywhere in the huge variety of paranormal phenomena witnessed as ESP on all sides in the outer world. The potential for them lies within every man. All men manifest ESP when they sleep.
If we could retain consciousness whilst the physical body slept, our psychic powers could be recognised and used by us. As a soul, man possesses all these powers. In its descent into Maya, the Great Illusion, we have lost memory of our higher Selves. Restoration of that memory, or self-remembrance, constitutes the unfoldment of the Third Eye. They are equally important. Remember that embryos, especially spiritual ones, need constant and persistent energization at all levels, in order to develop fully and rapidly.
Remember also that you cannot ripen an apple with a blow-lamp! It takes time. It is the eye of Horus, of Egyptian mysticism; it is the straight poised snake of the Caduceus; it is the horn of the Unicorn; it is the biblical eye of 'if thine eye be single thy whole body shall be full of light'. But above all, the Third Eye is a physical organ innately acquired by all mankind whose potential operation is the right of every owner. It is an organ of inner vision of which it has been said: 'Our physical eyes look before us seeing neither past not future, but the Third Eye embraces eternity.
For reasons that will no doubt become apparent later, etheric matter is not scientifically recognised, yet its existence is constantly experienced, if not understood. An example of this is provided by the shark attacks that occurred in Durban, South Africa, some time ago. One of the victims, who had his leg amputated, later complained in hospital of acute irritation where that limb had been.
Medical science can supply no plausible explanation for this phenomenon that is so often met with in war time, simply because it has as yet no knowledge of etheric matter. Other instances of the etheric and the Third Eye for the two are intimately connected are always apparent; alcoholics raving in delirium tremens, which can abnormally. The physical echanism underlying the functioning of this Third Eye consists of the pineal body, pituitary and carotid glands, and vortices of etheric energy in the etheric body.
The drawing below illustrates the position of the glands In operations, this gland is normally reached through the nostrils. The carotid bodies lie at the bifurcation of two large arteries that run next to the trachea windpipe in the neck. The importance of the glands is considerable and a section is devoted to them later.
Electric Torch Analogy In order to emphasise and elucidate various details of this topic, reference to a simple analogy will constantly be made. The subject will be considered as an ordinary household electric torch with component batteries and their constituent charges. The three batteries are the glands, pineal, pituitary and carotid bodies.
Their charges are the vortices of energy or chakras which underlie them. In conclusion, a brief indication of how the torch is switched on will be proffered. This torch analogy can be carried even farther. Standing in the centre of a large room, one would, through the ordinary senses, only be aware of the vaguest outlines of its interior. This is, in fact, exactly how man stands in the world of sunlight today See the illustration below. But once the torch is switched on, the room reveals the most intricate details of furniture, curtains, ceiling, floor, carpets, and all the other structures not formerly apparent.
This means that one could observe the termites in apparently solid wooden panelling; or more constructively, man's inner organs could be observed and all traces of disease in them immediately recognised, with consequent enormous benefits to medical progress. One could materialise a thought-form and clothe a mental image in physical and etheric matter. The implications are practically unlimited.
And the physical equipment is innately available to all. For its operation, complex and involved processing is necessary, which varies in intensity in individual cases. But it is there for the development and utilisation of all men who consider the sacrifices worth the very substantial rewards. Without more ado, then, we will go on to study the 'batteries' and their important 'charges.
It, therefore, is essential to study in some detail the etheric matter of which the etheric body is composed. And in order to understand clearly the nature of etheric matter, it is first. Clairvoyant investigations by Annie Besant and C. Leadbeater some 60 years ago revealed a number of anomalies in the contemporary scientific concept of the structure of the atom. The real nature of matter was in discussed in Part One.
The atom is well likened to a minor solar system in which planets electrons rotate about a central sun the nucleus. The nucleus of the atom contains particles called protons, each having a positive charge, and around them is a corresponding number of smaller particles known as electrons, each having a negative charge. So, for instance, in an atom of sodium there are excluding consideration of neutrons eleven protons in the central nucleus and eleven electrons moving about them, i. In all other elements there are different, though likewise balanced, numbers of protons and electrons.
For example, the hydrogen atom has only a single proton and electron, while gold and uranium atoms have 80 or It, therefore, is deduced that all matter is ultimately reducible to energy in motion, which corroborates an ancient Yogi teaching that symbolises the atom as a swastika in a circle. This, incidentally, is also the Esoteric symbol of Theosophy. Hydrogen Atom For illustrative purposes, a hydrogen atom should now be envisaged as enlarged from its actual size of less than a millionth of an inch to the size of a cathedral.
The proton in the nucleus of such an atom would be no larger than a priest and the electron no larger than a 50p coin. And the rest of the cathedral would be empty. This void then, is the composition of the atom in which man places his faith when embroiled in materialism. Here then lies the basis of the etheric matter making up the etheric body.
While the East has for thousands of years recognised those laws governing etheric matter as well as those governing gases, liquids and solids, Western science has only recently begun to handle and measure this etheric matter and has as yet no knowledge of the etheric body and the laws operating on it. Therefore, a detailed explanation of the etheric body will follow. But first, in order to understand this more clearly, certain illustrations should be studied. The illustration below supplies a rough indication of this.
The illustration above depicts various states of matter. There are three physical and four etheric states of which the latter are more advanced. Of the scientific names given neutrino, electron, proton and ion , only the first is in any way accurate, as it is as yet impossible to describe in adequate scientific language the exact nature of the other states which hold good for the. This is because there are non-migrant states of subtle matter whose structures may be studied at some length in Occult Chemistry, by C. Leadbeater and Annie Besant which underlie all tangible elements and which are scarcely sensed by current scientific research.
Nevertheless, the illustrations serve to indicate the gradations and relative subtleties of the various etheric states, and their labelling will serve to give some idea of the etheric body in topical terminology. Armed with this key, a consideration of the etheric states in descending order and their relations to the etheric body is now attempted. Etheric Matter The material world which we see about us and which we have come to love so much, which we hear, which we feel, which we taste ad nauseam is not just the gas, liquid and solid substance which we know so well.
Just as water penetrates sand in a handful of mud, and just as we know that the water, in its turn, is interpenetrated with gaseous air, so that fish are able to breathe oxygen from it, so too are these gas, liquid and solid states of matter interpenetrated by much subtler states of matter of an ethereal nature but very tangible. This very fine aether of etheric matter permeates all space and it is truly said that nature abhors a vacuum. The occult truth is that there is no such thing as a vacuum.
Even the space between the planets and the sun or even that between the galaxies contains etheric matter. This fine material flows about in life-giving streams releasing its energy to plants, animals and man alike. It is more concentrated in the region of the planets and even more so in the bodies of living things, where it forms a coherent, underlying or interpenetrating vehicle which is constantly transferring its energy to the grosser, visible structures or organs.
The densest part of this coherent etheric body is composed of charged particles which are known as ions and these are easily measured in terms of their concentration with scientific instruments. But the subtler orders of etheric matter are electrons, positrons and the host of sub-atomic particles now being uncovered by chemists. These are less easily detected because they are mainly neutral in charge and are constantly forming and decomposing.
They are naturally more concentrated in regions of the body where metabolic changes are in progress. This etheric body underlying all living things does not survive death but slowly disintegrates and returns into the etheric body of the planet itself This subtle body and the even subtler ones associated with it are described later. But first, what evidence is there, outside the esoteric teachings of all great religions, for its existence? The evidence is meagre, but it is accumulating as scientific expertise and instrumentation progress, and within the next generation its existence will be accepted, even if merely as an unproven hypothesis in scientific circles.
An inner aura extends an inch or so around the physical vehicle, varying a little in different parts. This body is the power supply of the system.
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It absorbs energy from the sun and spreads it over the nerves. Food is primarily for the purpose of maintaining the chemical balance of the body and to provide heat. The diagram is of special interest here because it shows the pathways of vitality energising the centres with the energy of prana derived mainly from breath.
Our main supply of vitality comes direct from the sun and is absorbed into the etheric body through a specialised etheric organ within it. Vitality or prana is taken to it and, after it has completed its vitalizing activities, it is projected outward in straight lines from the pores of the skin. Mr Leadbeater describes it as 'bluish-white' and as 'having the appearance of being striated. Kilner, of St Mary's Hospital, London, published a book entitled The Human Aura in which he described observations he had made of the aura obviously the etheric body for diagnostic purposes.
Ability to see this body was induced by the use of slides made from dicyanin dyes in a solution of alcohol. Such a result is possible because, it will be realised, etheric substances are still of the physical world and, therefore, amenable to physical laws. The Chakras Within the etheric body itself, there are several force centres or etheric organs known as chakras.
The existence of these chakras has been known for centuries and they are described in many occult books throughout the East, particularly in Hindu sacred writings. Six of them are indicated in the figure opposite. They arise in the etheric portion of nerve centres within the spine but terminate in circular depressions, somewhat like the flower of the convolvulus or morning-glory vine.
Each one is a centre of intense activity. Two of them deal particularly with the physical body. The others are primarily links with the subtler bodies, bringing their forces to manifest in the dense material, as we shall shortly see. All this has to be brought out into the light of day.
The East with its ancient teachings has much to reveal but lacks the means of expressing the underlying truths. It is for the West to externalise the Wisdom that is hidden and to apply it in rationalised methods for the good of mankind. For instance, was vegetarian diet advocated merely because the life of animals is at stake? Is it just that? Perhaps, partly, but I don't think so.
I think vegetarianism causes rather a certain increase in the sensitivity of the nervous function of the body. We call this wisdom of the ages the Gupta Vydia and it is perennially contributed to by the flower of mankind. Over thousands of years the great body of knowledge accumulated 'by the flowers amongst the great fields of turnips' has been carefully preserved.
Perhaps the most precious gem of ancient wisdom which the West has most need of. The East has taught that direct knowledge of it can come through altered states of awareness. In such altered states of consciousness you are able to interpret with your widely extended range of senses, other states of matter besides the gas, liquid and solid which is the humdrum make-up of your present earthly environment. In a state of etheric consciousness you would 'see' into all seven physical states. You would understand the truth underlying legends concerning the existence of fairies, pixies, gnomes and other Deva entities.
Thus underlying our physical bodies, made up as they are of gas, liquid and solids, there are existing as one single functioning entity subtle states of matter which are of the order of hydrogens, ions, electrons and neutrinos. It was also asserted that it is possible to shift your consciousness from the physical body into the functioning unit of the subtle states of matter so that you are able thereby to operate on those planes of matter and are in fact able to examine other units which exist outside of you on those planes.
Many people today are unwittingly experiencing etheric consciousness and they are describing their experiences in the full belief that they have occurred in physical consciousness. This is because in the etheric state you literally feel and see and hear with a sharpness no less pointed than on the ordinary physical plane.
An Exercise in Visualisation I would like all of you to visualise in your mind's eye, the outline of your own body, and having marked this outline clearly, I would like you to strip away the solid, liquid and gas parts of your bodies, just leaving behind the etheric part. Tear away the gases of the lungs, remove the liquids of the blood and lymph, the muscles and the bones, and let us see what is left. You will see the outline of the physical body. You should regard the firmer line as a sort of cellophane envelope or sack. A mere potential of outline.
Note that there are three physical states, i. Then there are four higher states, labelled Etheric. Next to them is inserted scientific names reading: neutrinos, electrons, protons, and ionic. Of these terms only the first is in anyway accurate. It is impossible as yet to describe in adequate scientific language the exact nature of states 2, 3 and 4, which hold good only for the hydrogen element.
This is because there are non-migrant states of subtle matter which underlie all tangible elements and which are scarcely sensed as yet by science. The structures of the latter may be studied at some length in C. Leadbeater's book, Occult Chemistry. Nevertheless, the illustrations serve to indicate the gradations and relative subtleties of the various etheric states.
The labelling of these states with 'neutrinos, electrons, protons,' etc. Let us consider the etheric states in descending order and their relations to the etheric body. First State of Etheric Matter It is a popular misconception that there is such a thing as a complete vacuum or anything approaching it. From the centre of the earth to the centre of the sun there exists a medium of minute particles.
This medium invests and interpenetrates all that exists in the hundred old mundane elements which exist within the 'ring-pass-not' of this particular solar system. These particles are really minute whorls of energy in motion and are of the same order as 1p coins compared to the 50p coins of the cathedral mentioned earlier, but they are neutral or have no charge. We exist in the medium of what are in fact ultimate physical atoms just as fish exist in water and like fish we are least of all aware of the medium in which we live.
Knowledge of this state of matter has existed right down through the ages, generally under the name of aether. Occultly we know this to be the fifth element which will come under man's domination in this world period. The concept of aether has been held by physicists even in this century. Ether and Reality by Sir Oliver Lodge. The first etheric interpenetrates all and when vibrating can transmit the energy of light and heat including wavelengths not yet interpretable by human senses or by scientific instruments.
It has inertia and momentum. In fact the presence of its neutrinos is only registered by the scientist through their motion and resulting momentum. Because they are neutral they are not measurable through the use of magnets. They exert pressure and have mass. Through this first state of etheric mater we are all linked to every other creature that lives.
By means of it we are able to transfer our own impulses and energies to other entities including humans so as to influence them in some way and even to heal them by adding to or subtracting from their own energies. There is no break in the link between all living creatures. Our contact with each other depends on the degree to which each of us is able to motivate the minute particles of this plane; and herein may be found the rationale of thought transference and hypnotism.
Throughout the greater part of the solar system, this first etheric state of matter exists in a comparatively even and lightly packed state, but in the region of the planets it becomes more heavily concentrated, exerting pressure. The planet Earth is a vortex of the substance, as are other planets, and we humans exist within a greater vortex and are ourselves vortices within the greater vortex of the planet. Remembering how earlier we likened our bodies to cellophane sacks, we should now conceive of these outlines or sacks being packed heavily with these neutral particles so that the envelope of our bodies contains a heavier concentration of the particles than the surrounding atmosphere.
In a good state of health first etheric substance may be. Laws governing the first Etheric assisted by certain atmospheric conditions involving sunlight and ionization of the atmosphere, cause seven of these small particles to combine into a vitality globule using the energy known as prana for their synthesis. Under certain conditions these globules are often visible to the layman. Although the particles thus enclosed are apparently identical, each one has a ray quality predominant in it. There are recognised methods known to the Yogis whereby these vitality globules may be concentrated into the body, bringing added vitality.
These vitality globules by certain means are drawn into the body envelope to be broken down with a resulting release of their cohesive energy or prana. The seven particles now released are distributed to their corresponding force centres or chakras which exist in known parts of the body. The particles divide up according their rays, and each chakra is on a particular ray itself and therefore receives a particle on the same ray. These resulting force centres or vortices of etheric energy chakras are depicted in the illustration of The Etheric Double.
There are seven major ones and many minor ones in the palm of the hand, for instance. These chakras of the etheric body are observable to the clairvoyant or by he who has awakened his Third Eye. They take on the colouring of their particular ray. An understanding of the seven rays and their function is indispensable to the occultist who would wield the forces of nature. In the writing of the Tibetan through his amanuensis Alice Bailey, a brilliant synthesis of the ray psychology has been made available to the West for the first time.
Bailey While these chakras are essentially composed of etheric matter, they are linked or related to corresponding endocrine glands on the same rays. The endocrine glands form an important bodily system which, through the mechanism of hormones, maintains bodily balance in the face of activity or change of environment.
An interaction exists between these glands and the chakras, but more of this later. Second and Third Etheric States These two planes contain matter of the order of electrons and protons described earlier in the cathedral analogy as priests and small coins. These particles are charged either negatively or positively and therefore differ from the first etheric. Particles of this plane have therefore greater 'ring-pass-nots' than neutrinos and are more easily detectable by science.
Matter of these two planes may be found almost anywhere in the human body where cells are undergoing metabolism and also exist in concentration in the blood stream and nervous systems. Fourth Etheric The Ionic In the diagram below we have illustrated the sodium atom with its positive and negative components in balance. Sodium atoms have a density which is easily measurable but.
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It becomes an ion. As such, its ring-pass-not is enormously extended see diagram. It is now less dense and will pack less closely to other sodium ions because two positive particles repel. In becoming ionic the sodium atom has changed its state of matter and becomes etheric. It has become more subtle and will possess a 'radiatory' effect in attracting any stray electron for the ion is positive and the electron negative.
In the same way, but using far different equipment, a plant will go into imbalance and at the flowering stage will radiate a perfume that will attract bees to it as far as the end of the garden. It increases its rig-pass-not for the same reason as does the minor life within the sodium atom as it becomes ionic. The Pineal Gland Some inkling of the composition of the chakras or the charge of the batteries having been acquired, a consideration of the nature of the batteries must now follow.
It will be recalled that the three batteries of the analogous torch correspond to the physical pituitary, carotid and pineal glands, whose fluent interaction is indispensable to the functioning of the Third Eye. Therefore, while space here limits a brief elaboration to only one of these glands, it will be appreciated that all three must be functioning for this super vision of the Third Eye to be achieved.
In the previous section it was stated that the chakras interact with certain endocrine glands on corresponding rays each battery, in fact, has a particular type of charge peculiar to it and the interaction between the chakras and the glands is consequently integral. The pituitary interacts with the brow chakra, the pineal with the head chakra and the carotids with the alta major. In the following discussion of the pineal, the close relationship between gland and chakra must be borne in mind.
The pineal gland lies between two great prominences of the brain, the cerebral hemispheres and the cerebellum. The former is considered the seat of the higher brain functions in man and has developed comparatively late These hemispheres reputedly swelled out in the skull case as man evolved. The cerebellum, on the other hand, represents the oldest part of the brain, is primarily concerned with the control of movement and remains as it does between the early and late brain parts. The pineal gland can be assumed to have developed at that transitional stage when animal-man was becoming human-man.
The occult teaching clearly states that man has always been man as a separate and distinct species, though animal-like in the early stages. The gland resembles a recess or diverticulum in the third ventricle of the brain; the drawing of the memisected Brain above illustrates this ventricle as a kind of cavern containing cerebrospinal fluid. Having established then that the pineal was operating millions of years before the fore-brain evolved, some aspects of its ensuing development will now be considered in order to understand its true function. Vestigial Organ Occult and scientific opinion are at variance concerning the importance, development and nature of this gland.
The pineal body, though found to be relatively more prominent in some early vertebrates than in man himself, is occultly known to be a remnant of the third or median eye situated in the middle of the head and which in the early days of Man protruded like an antenna, long before the true eyes as we know them had developed. Science, however, claims that the gland is the remnant of a vestigial organ left over from the days of amphibia and reptiles.
In normal children it is known to function and develop until the age of seven, when it starts to wither away, invariably becoming atrophied at adolescence, and the high incidence of clairvoyant young children establishes reliable correlation between the two factors. Current scientific opinion tends to corroborate occult teachings that the gland is really. An endocrine gland secretes hormones into the blood to bring about certain changes or conditions in the body: they are all physical counterparts of etheric vortices.
The latest research is establishing some correlation between sex development and schizophrenia, both of which are of immense interest to the discerning occultist. For the rest, scientific investigation has left many questions unanswered. Nothing, for instance, is yet understood about the sand-like granulations of the gland, which are described by Blavatsky, who links their presence to the activity of the brain in spheres of higher activity when large quantities of body electricity are focused in the head.
Consider the occult interpretation of the gland's functions. Haeckel' s theory of the developing human embryo now known as the Biogenetic Law , which occultism supports and even exceeds, states that the human embryo lying in the foetus during the nine-month gestation period, passes in a general way through a recapitulation of ancestral stages of Man's evolution on this planet. The whole history of the human race is depicted in the developing baby as it forms in the womb of the mother.
The pineal body appears about the fifth week in the embryo, indicating how early this gland began to function in the actual history of the human race. Sex Development The connection with sex development alluded to above becomes apparent when it is realised that the appearance of the pineal gland is closely followed in the sixth week by initial evidence of individual sex characteristics. This confirms that the corresponding development of early man sexually changed at this stage from hermaphroditism to separate sexes.
And as it is known that the. Blavatsky has said of the pineal: 'In the beginning every class and family of living species was hermaphrodite and objectively one-eyed. At first, the Third Eye, i. At the time the two physical eyes were undeveloped, but as the pineal body began to atrophy, the physical eyes developed. It now remains as the organ of 'inner vision'. The occult teaching appears to indicate that as the physical body reaches towards final perfection and the brain develops its powers of outer intellect, the inner vision is withdrawn. However, H. But before the Third Eye is reawakened, mankind has to negotiate a great period during which the intellect is unfolded and this stage can never be by-passed, for it is not.
And after the Day of Judgment in the middle of the next round, more than two-fifths of humanity will have failed to take the third initiation i. It is not an etheric chakra though it is related to the three mentioned previously, namely: the Brow, Head and Alta Major. It is, in fact, and organ that emerges with the spiritual growth of the integrated personality. It results from the interplay, radioactivity and overlapping of the three centres just mentioned.
This new vortex of energy see illustration below attracts into its whirlpool, as it were, the material of the planes of Atma, Buddhi and Manas to form what virtually becomes a great lens capable of psychic function. Each chakra is a battery; all must be present and charged. Then, the Third Eye, the bulb, may be 'switched on. The head centre, the brow centre and the alta major centre become aroused in the disciple and they overlap each other.
The interplay of the three head centres produces a vortex of energy which, in turn becomes the focal point for the energies of Atma, Buddhi and Manas. These organise themselves into a spiritual organ of psychic reception and emission. Whence comes the electrical energy for the batteries? The energy is threefold and spiritual in nature. It flows from the causal body which is that vehicle of consciousness. We know something of the qualities of these three energies as they flow into the aura of man and his lower triad. We call them Atma, Buddhi and Manas.
They have no form only quality, for the true nature of the soul is quality. Only in highly developed personalities, integrated and tested by initiation, can there be established a stable antakarana which can channel, with ever-increasing force, the energy of the soul into the 'batteries' or chakras. Having already considered the three batteries and their charges in some detail, a brief discourse must conclude on how the Third Eye actually can be made to operate.
From previous exposition, it will be recalled that the pineal, carotid and pituitary 'batteries' charged by the head, brow and alta major centres together form an esoteric triangle of amazing potency, whose opening and enlivening results in a powerful blending of the main energies of the three major rays of Will and Power, Love-Wisdom and Active Intelligence. And it is this opening and enlivening of the three centres i. In her Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Alice Bailey explains: 'As these three types of energy or the vibration of these three centres begin to contact each other, a definite interplay is set up.
This triple interplay forms in time a vortex or centre of force, which finds its place in the centre of the forehead and takes eventually the semblance of an eye looking out between the other two. It is the eye of inner vision, and he who has opened it can direct and control the energy of matter, see all things in the Eternal Now and therefore be in touch with causes more than with effects, read the akashic records, and see clairvoyantly. Therefore, its possessor can control the builders of low degree. It is through the medium of this' all seeing eye' that the Adept can at any moment put Himself in touch with His disciples anywhere, that He can communicate with His compeers on the planet, on the polar opposite of our planet, and on the third planet which, with ours, forms a triangle; that He can, through the energy directed from it, control and direct the builders, and hold any thought-form He may have created within his sphere of influence, and upon its intended path of service; and that through His eyes by means of directed energy currents He can stimulate His disciples or groups of men in any place at any time.
Advanced man can not only reproduce his physical likeness with chakras below the diaphragm, but can reproduce his mental and spiritual nature as. Using his lower equipment in the creative act, man throws out a bridgehead of himself i. If conditions are favourable, the seed will take root and flourish so that one single fertilised cell, one hundredth of an inch in diameter, will divide and multiply into the billions of cells which combine to form the human body.
The symbol of Uranus, which is the planet of potency, best illustrates this dual creative capacity. It is the symbol of a man with his arms stretched up in heavenly appeal whilst his legs anchor him to the earth. His trunk, the horizontal bar of the symbol, represents the diaphragm, that psychically important muscular tissue that distinguishes abdominal breathing from intercostal breathing; the stimulation of chakras below the diaphragm from those above the diaphragm.
A Higher Level Man has taken millions of years to perfect such a process on this and other planets; meanwhile he has begun to develop the same creative capacity on a higher level, with here and there a human standing out from the rest whose higher equipment is ready for a different sort of creation. And using the higher counterpart of the generative organ, the head equipment, such a man is able to project a thought-seed into a vast replica.
Thus, for instance, a seed thought in the mind of Florence Nightingale in.
http://admin.apsitedown.com/philosophy-and-living.php In sexual reproduction, man uses the organs and chakras below the diaphragm and friction is the initiatory mechanism. In the higher spiritual creative acts, the organs and chakras above the diaphragm are used. In practice, these are usually the various centres in the head. Again, in this higher process, the mechanism is initiated by friction or spiritual discipline and endeavour. Personality and Soul A systematic appraisal of the illustration entitled Personality and Soul below will reveal much: The One Flame Divine 1 , which is the Solar Logos, He Himself being but a chakra in the body of an even greater Being and of Whom, a human monad 2 is but a fragment or spark.
The Monad on the periphery of the Flame, on the Logoic or Divine Plane 3 between manvantaras and on the Monadic Plane 4 during a manifestation or manvantara. The Monad is the Word 5 made manifest, the Aum. Thereafter, the energy of the Monad according to its Ray quality 12 'feeds' its Higher Triad and the Egoic Lotus or Soul 13 begins to grow, slowly at first, more rapidly as the personality 28 becomes orientated towards it, and when the Causal Body 14 is established after individualisation, and through its stimulation by more advanced Souls including the Masters Who 'live' on the same planes.
After establishment of the Higher Triad, the sutratma penetrates deeper, into the Mental 15 , Astral 16 and Physical 17 planes by establishing contact with them through appropriated permanent atoms 18, 19,20 on those planes. Materials of the subplanes of each of these, e. This reaches its apotheosis in the late Lemurian races Zulus are remnants of them today. Later, the astral body 23 follows suit, reaching a climax of integration and activity in the Atlanteans. Orientation of consciousness towards the mental plane and integration of a mental body 24 is the target for mankind in the present Aryan Rootrace.
The personality becomes highly effective as the synthesis of all three bodies of the Lower Triad The personality becomes integrated 26 and when it becomes completely under control and is dedicated to the service of the soul, the man treads the. Path of Discipleship and progressively establishes a relationship with his Higher Triad through the construction of the antakarana 27 which acts as an umbilical cord for the downflow of soul energies into the aura of the disciple and for the contacting of the soul and the higher Beings ofthe planes of Atma, Buddhi and Manas.
Through the same channel, stimulation of the petals of the egoic lotus may be effected. This statement is more real than apparent. Finding the Third Eye involves much the same problem as a man seeking for his spectacles when he is short-sighted. He needs the spectacles to find them! Fortunately, we have the teaching of those adepts who have fought their way into the Light to show us the way. We can safely use their hints and heed their admonitions so long as we have a thorough knowledge of the real structure of man. Thus, we find that the Third Eye is not an endocrine gland, not the pineal or the pituitary.
It is Third Eye a chakra or force centre as this term implies it. The Third Eye is a vortex of energy, both positive and negative, receptive or donative, formed out of the joint interplay of the radiant energies produced through the simultaneous arousal of the thousand petalled lotus, the brow centre, and the alta major centre. It is wise, during the perusal and application of the techniques outlined next, to reexamine this definition of the Third Eye.
The methods given here are safe because they are those taught by the Masters traditionally in ancient classical wisdom. But they should be adhered to strictly.
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In themselves they are simple enough but the difficulty arises in that all five processes outlined must be undertaken simultaneously. The techniques, in fact, require a vast change of one's way of life. But they are for the Westerner and have been practised by the author without hazard and with many rewards for over twenty years. Do not look for results. They will come of their own accord. Judging by results is a weakness of the materialist, he who is spiritually sick.
Motivation should be along the lines of equipping yourself to become a more efficient instrument in the hands of the Masters, they who direct the inner government of the world. The Techniques 1. The neophyte must undergo a personality change. There must be a building of a channel or antakarana for the more efficient inflow of energy from the higher Self, which is, in itself a unit of energy. The direction of all energies of the lower vehicles and of the higher Self into the head region. The reconstruction of the Aura.
The signposts of spiritual unfoldment must be recognised and dealt with as the Third Eye opens. Man's Personality Man is a composite being. His gross physical body is but one of the numerous facets of his self-expression. He possesses other inner vehicles which together make up something of a 'spectrum' reflecting his true nature. It is, as it were, as if two great streams of energy had been brought together in the formation of man. One great electrode carries the energy of material manifestation; the other brings that of the world of spirit.
These negative and positive forces are brought into apposition at rebirth and there is a flash of form: Man's personality results. The personality of man is a composite of three vehicles, which as they integrate form a fourth; the Lower Triad out of which the Personality is synthesised. The Higher Self uses the Personality as a means for contacting the lower planes of the Physical, Mental and Astral worlds. But the personality is but a reflection of the soul which, it its turn, has been formed out of three vehicles: the Manasic, the Buddhic and Atmic bodies. The secret of the Third Eye lies in the fact that we have to form elements of that organ of inner vision out of the substance and content of the planes of Atma, Buddhi and Manas.
This is not possible until a bridgehead is formed between the personality vehicles and the causal body. Causal matter is formless but has quality. By infusing similar qualities in ourselves, mainly through meditation techniques, through serving mankind and through certain rhythms of breath, we can attract the 'matter of the Atma, Buddhi and Manas planes into the aura. It is from this substance that both the antakarana and the Third Eye are formed. The antakarana has to be built out of the atomic essence of the planes of Atma, Buddhi and Manas, i.
This is what we mean when we talk about the reconstruction of the aura. To achieve this there has to be many personality changes and periods of withdrawal or pupation. The disciple must meditate. Every time we manifest Atma or Buddhi or Manas in our daily activity, we build the material of these planes into our auric egg. This growth of the permanent and enduring part of our nature, which survives death and comes with us again into rebirth, goes on slowly through the many lives we live on this planet and under what we would call the normal processes of evolution.
In our last few lives, or under the stimulus of meditation, or in serving mankind the world-saviour , or in breathing rhythmically, the process may be accelerated in what is called the 'quickening of the soul. The Chakras At first, this process of induction is started by giving occult attention to certain centres or chakras.
The occultist works with the unseen forces of nature. The chakras at first concerned are the heart, the throat and the head centres. Co-ordination of these leads to. The process of release of energy through the antakarana into the lower triad requires many disciplines, not the least of which is that of orientation towards the higher Self When a personality has three of his chakras functioning below the diaphragm, he cannot be orientated to the higher triad.
This is seen in some examples here given diagrammatically. Example of a Personality not yet in a state of integration:. When integration of the personality has been achieved, then progress can be very rapid in 'soul quickening. Many full-blown materialists reach integration of personality but very rarely do any go further. Occasionally one hears of a well-known public figure suddenly withdrawing from society and going into isolation for no apparent reason.
See Chapter Ten. In these few, out of the many integrated personalities, there is felt a revulsion for further material experience. All that the world has to offer has been tasted, tried and ultimately rejected. There are no new experiences offered. The material world is a cul-de-sac. There is a desire to be isolated to 'come up for breath' as it were. The search within produces new horizons, new directions. It is followed by a reorientation of energies that reach the chakras.
The energy of the heart chakra now flows into Ajna the brow. That of the throat is. The Thousand-petalled Lotus or head chakra remains the third of the triangular target for the neophyte's attention:. It may seem to be unlikely that a businessman, a die-hard materialist, could unfold the heart chakra but this is so.
Many such individuals, in assuming responsibility, say for the running of a factory or corporation, become literally, the heart chakra of their organisation. This peculiar situation stimulates heart-chakra qualities in that lotus. Frequently, the strain imposed on the fleshy heart by this discipline is too much and degeneration of blood supply to heart muscle or of nerve conduction fibres lead to heart disease in middle age.
The heart chakra has, in this instance, failed to accept the added load placed upon it. But frequently, there is suitable adjustment with rapid opening up of that centre. In these instances, integration of the businessman's heart chakra is rapid and personality integration follows. The method whereby energies of lower chakras are transferred to the higher chakras is based on energy following thought. Energy follows thought: This is the basis of Yoga.
We need to understand the quality of the lower chakra and that also of the higher chakra or its 'alter ego. They bind us to the objects of our desires. This selfish love of this or that, must be transformed into the selfless love which is the predominating quality of the Heart Chakra. We must learn and meditate upon heart qualities and a study of the teachings of the Buddha and the Christ, in their highest sense, will give us the clues. The pictorial. In our meditations we must visualise the flow of energies from the solar-plexus to the heart region.
Thereafter, the energies of the heart are taken to their alter ego, the chakra in the brow, called Ajna. The flow of energies from the-centre at the base of the spine, into the head chakra or Thousand-petalled Lotus is through the sounding of the sacred Word, the Aum, whilst, at the same time, practising various visual techniques. The power to visualise must be developed as a necessary part of meditation. The ability to focus the attention on what is visualised and the accompanying action of rhythmic breathing, bring about the necessary synthesis of the three centres in the head which contribute to the opening of the Third Eye.
These tracts are called Ida, Sushumna and Pingala in the East. In the West, their significance is symbolised by the Caduceus of Hermes. To maintain this flow and to increase it, the disciple must live the life of a disciple. He must practise in his everyday living the qualities of the soul Atma is divine, persistent WILL. The championing of lost causes which are, nevertheless of the highest import spiritually for the planet, is a good learning ground for the manifestation of Atma. When Atma flows into the aura, it strengthens the chakras in the head region which are related to the Rays of Will and Power.
The drawing down of Buddhi into the aura is encouraged by the practice of harmlessness in daily living; harmlessness in thought, word and deed! Nonseparativeness and all-inclusiveness are other qualities of Buddhi. Living a life of withdrawal, of pensiveness, of pupation, of being able to sit in silence and to meditate, brings down Buddhi into the chakras linked to the Love-Wisdom Rays. Higher Manas Previous to the Coming of the Lords of Flame, about nineteen million years ago on this planet, this energy was not known. Animal-man had reached a stage in his evolution when he would soon regress with the other anthropoids if he were not stimulated with the peculiar quality of the Venusian evolution.
Consequently, there came to the Earth the Lords of Flame from Venus who applied their individualising energies to the cortex of Earth man's brain. Through abstract thought man is able to ponder upon matters which are completely unrelated to his basic or animal needs; the artist, the research-worker, the philosopher, the saint, are testimony to this capacity. Man is able to practise this form of expression more easily than either Atma or Buddhi. It is closely related to its lower counterpart of lower Manas, or active intelligence.
Through the practice of higher Manas or abstract thought, we build into the antakarana the substance of this plane. Buddhi At some time or the other we all receive flashes of awareness from this plane. Perhaps we experience these flashes as that extraordinary power of intuition. Intuition may only come to us several times a year but it is very real. It is as if some inner energy is released within us at the moment we perceive some aspect of the truth which forms part of the future.
This discharge of spiritual fire, the energy of Buddhi helps lay down the material. Atma Atma is said to be a manifestation of Divine Will and rarer even than the other two. It manifests as the persistence of such men as a Moses in the Desert of Sinai, as Captain Scott or Amundsen at the Poles, or Ghandi in the midst of his fast. Roger Bannister, a medically qualified doctor, who was the first man to run the mile in under four minutes had this to say of his effort: 'The secret of a champion runner is mental power; by tapping this source the champion takes more out of himself than he knew he possessed.
This mental source is at the root of most great athletic performances. All eyes need a lens to give meaning and acuity to the light sensations. The Third Eye is not exempt and a lens is built into the aura in front of the forehead. The construction of the lens is part of the necessary disciplines that lead to accurate perception with the organ of inner vision. The use of crystal-gazing indicates the nature of the mystery, the ball providing a focal point for the accumulation of material in the aura for the formation of a psychic lens a short distance in front of the forehead.
Astrological Implications The astrological key to The Secret Doctrine gives us clues on how to channel the energies of Atma, Buddhi and Manas into the aura so that embryonic man may grow organs of inner vision. As a spiritual entity man is still half-formed and ugly, as are all embryos but their shape heralds the glory of the miracles of birth and rebirth that lies ahead of them.
There are certain organs of the body which allow the energies of Atma, Buddhi and Manas to be directed purposefully towards building the lens of the Third Eye. These are the right and left eye, the nostrils and breath and the point between the eyes at the level of the forehead. Men exist everywhere in various modifications of the divine human form. The animal part of man's origin derived from the slow process of evolution as almost exactly described by Darwin.
The human part of man's origin came from the Universe. The remnants of this are still to be seen in the human face, the bones of the vault of the skull and the clavicles collar bones. These bones, formed in membrane during foetal life, have been retained from man's universal inheritance. Man's face is divine and carries the secret of a universal evolution which can take man anywhere in the universe, into the Fifth Kingdom of Souls. In the act of focus as part of meditation, spiritual energies of Atma, Buddhi and Manas may be directed through the eyes and the centre of the forehead towards a space within the aura lying in front of the forehead, where a lens-like structure forms which acts in conjunction with the integrating chakras of the upper triad to produce the Third Eye.
The remaining correlations between the divine physiognomy and astrological symbols indicate how sound and breathing can be directed purposefully towards spiritual unfoldment. Focussing the Astral Light The human eyes use a lens to concentrate or focus rays of light on to a sensitive region. Here photo receptors register light impressions in clearly defined patterns which are then conveyed through the optic nerve by electrical impulses to the brain.
Light would have no meaning to the brain unless it were first focused through the eye lenses. Similarly, average man cannot focus the Astral Light without the help of a lens. The lens concerned with focusing astral light is a part of the Third Eye and has to be built by the disciple, and then trained for active use by the initiate.
Until command and coordination of the lens is perfected, there will be many false images and distortions picked up by the uninitiate. For instance, many perfectly honest disciples claim to have been the incarnation of St Francis of Assisi. They may well have registered, from their half-opened Third Eye, impressions related to that saint.
It is more likely that they have served in the ashram of the Master K. We are all linked to our ashrams and to the Lords of those saintly establishments. As the Third Eye opens, the links become stronger, especially when they have been formed during associations in previous lives. To have impressions of a previous association with St Francis does not imply that the 'seer' was once St Francis himself. Psychedelic drugs, and other stimulants like alcohol, may also produce early and distorted opening of the Third Eye. The Optic Nerves A study of the two human eyes will soon reveal the presence of the optic nerves.
These have occult significance. It has always been proposed by occultists that the human eyes have a two-way activity in the picking up and the transmitting of energies—those from the outer world in the energy which we call light—and those from within which stem from the subtle vehicles. The latter—the radiatory capacity of man—pour out through the eyes and are the basis of the ancient proposition of the 'evil eye. They are to be seen clearly through an opthalmoscope. It is from this region of the eye that occult forces pour.
In assessing these unseen and little known emanations, a Dr Oscar Brunler did valuable work some time ago. He showed that the written manuscripts, the great works of art, and sculptured pieces, carry permanently with them the radiations of the human eyes which poured over them lovingly during their creation. Measuring in 'degrees biometric,' Brunler gave an average score as Michelangelo registered , while Leonardo da Vinci gave a reading of The outpouring of energies from the Atma-Buddhi-Manas planes via the eyes is therefore only found in highly creative men but in the meditational process and where focus of the eyes is achieved in certain ways, the outpouring can be considerable.
When we focus the eyes in reading, the optic disc or blind spot looks directly ahead. For a full week, night and morning, exercise your eye muscles by gazing strongly at the extremes of the sockets. Safe methods are indicated in the exercise programme which follows. These exercises are a necessary preliminary to turning the eyes inwards and upwards in the stages of the meditation. Only the eyes move; do not move the head.
Please let me repeat: Do not attempt any of the techniques hereinafter described without preparing your eye muscles in advance. Safe methods are indicated diagrammatically above. The Finger Exercise The two forefingers are held upright and extended. They should be placed at comfortable arm's length away form the eyes.
They should be about six inches apart or may be spaced by the thumbs held at right angels to them. Concentrate on the space equidistant between the fingers and draw them together to make ONE finger. Practise this and then see if you can visualise a third finger without the help of the other two. Energy follows thought The illustration above shows the two fingers held on a level with the eye, about eighteen inches from the forehead. The 'third finger' emerges as the eyes turn inwards on concentration. Candles Later, candles may be substituted for fingers.